Eman al-Nafjan

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Eman al-Nafjan
Born Saudi Arabia
Residence Riyadh
Alma mater University of Birmingham
Occupation writer, educator
Children three
Website saudiwoman.wordpress.com

Eman al-Nafjan is a Saudi Arabian blogger.[1]

Nafjan was born in Saudi Arabia, the daughter of a Saudi military officer. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and worked as a school teacher and later a university teaching assistant. She earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a foreign language from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She then taught pre-med English at a university. Currently she is working towards a PhD in linguistics.[2]

In February 2008, she began blogging as 'Saudiwoman', writing about Saudi social and cultural issues with a focus on women. She lives in Riyadh and has three children.

On 17 June 2011, she drove a car in Riyadh as part of a women's driving campaign during the 2011 Saudi Arabian protests.[3]


  1. ^ Davies, Catriona (14 April 2011). "Ten must-read blogs from the Middle East". CNN. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Eman Al Nafjan, Cyberdissidents.org
  3. ^ Burke, Jason (17 June 2011). "Saudi Arabia women test driving ban". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 

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